Domaine de Piaugier Gigondas 2016

Original Price $31.99
Current Price $26.97

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94pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

This Domaine de Piaugier Gigondas is a delicious bottle, at a price that doesn't come around often, if ever, for this caliber of juice. It's smooth as silk, with beautifully integrated tannins, and a hearty earthiness. Braised lamb shanks with cippoline onions, carrots and a sprinkling of pancettta are a terrific pairing. Serve them over garlic mashed potatoes or "fauxtatoes" of creamy, mashed cauliflower. Cheers winelovers!

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "A blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah, all aged in foudre, Piaugier's 2016 Gigondas is a top-flight offering. Boasting explosive aromas of flowering garrigue and black cherries, this is full-bodied, creamy-supple in texture and easy to drink, but concentrated nonetheless. It really shines on the velvety finish, adding complex notes of dried spices and earth. This is one estate that's recently raised its game. Drink 2018-2028.” Aug 2018

Winery:  "Harvested by hand, the grapes macerate in concrete vat. Then it is aged in 30 hectoliters oak foudre for 18 months. The aging gives to this wine a nice texture, combining a nice body and integrated tannins. Thus, it can be consumed young, while having a remarkable cellaring potential.

Made from forty-year-old vines, this complex and rich wine has all the power that is typical of the Rhône, with fully integrated tannins. The excellent terroir also assures great complexity, finesse and length. Although it is ready to drink now, it would benefit from several years in your cellar."

Bottle 750ml, cork  
Varietal 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah
Aging 18 months in xxx hectoliter oak foudres
Region Rhone, France
Production Limited to 1,000 dozen
Original Price $31.99
Current Price $26.97

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